Obituaries for Sunday, August 17, 2008

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Golia Mae McKnight

Services for Golia Mae McKnight, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Monday, Aug. 18, at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church with burial in OldMacedonia Cemetery. Williams Mortuary is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the serviceat the church.

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Mrs. McKnight, 99, died Aug. 12, 2008, in Oakland, Calif. Shewas born in Loyd Star on July 16, 1909, to George “Pluck” White andAnna White.

She was retired and was a member of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church forover 50 years. She joined Israelite Baptist Church in Oakland in1978.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, AlfredMcKnight; her daughter, Virgie Louise Thadison; her son-in-law,Ameal Thadison Sr.; her grandson, Ameal Thadison Jr.; and hergreat-grandson, Brandon Powell.

Survivors are her were her daughter, Anna Marie Guinn andhusband, Curtis Sr., of Oakland; her son, Edgar McKnight and wife,Lonnie Jean, of Champaign, Ill.; her sister, Addie Mae Henderson,of Brookhaven; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth Pinckney Moreton

Elizabeth Pinckney Moreton, 73, wife of James R. Moreton, passedaway peacefully in her home on Aug. 15, 2008, after a long-termillness. She was born in Louisville, Ky., to the late PembrokeThombs and Katharine Waggener Pinckney. She attended MississippiState College for Women, was a member of Faith Presbyterian Churchand Brookhaven Climbers Club, and a participant of several bridgegroups. She served as a board member of King’s Daughters Hospitaland was a supporter of the Mississippi State AlumniAssociation.

Besides her devoted husband, she is survived by her children,Katharine St. John and husband, Drew, of Lexington, Ky., DouglasPinckney Moreton and wife, Mary, of Concord, N.C., and MaryElizabeth Smallwood and husband, Bill, of Tupelo; hergrandchildren, Sarah, Lawrence and Katharine St. John, Robert andJames Thomas Moreton, and Carter and Sam Smallwood; and herbrother, Pembroke Thombs Pinckney III and wife, Thelma, ofCollierville, Tenn.

Visitation will be held at Riverwood Family Funeral Service onSunday, Aug. 17 from 5 until 7 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 18 from 3until 4 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home onAug. 18 at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory toFaith Presbyterian Church of Brookhaven building fund or to thelocal American Cancer Society at 1102 West Lincoln Drive,Brookhaven, MS 39601.

Sandra Beard Rachel

Sandra Beard Rachel, 48, of the Pricedale community, died Aug.15, 2008, at the University Medical Center in Jackson. She was bornon Feb. 22, 1960 in Port Sulphur, La., to Von Beard and Joann Y.Beard of Jayess.

Ms. Beard was a loving mother and cared deeply for all of herfamily members, church family and friends. Her wit and humorinspired all who knew her and she will always be remembered by herbeautiful smile. She was a faithful member of Union PrimitiveBaptist Church and attended regularly when her health permitted.She was a graduate of North Pike High School and attended SouthwestMississippi Community College.

She was preceded in death by her father and her sister-in-law,Paula B. Beard.

Survivors include her mother; her son and daughter-in-law, DavidEarl and Holly Smith Rachel, of Pricedale; her stepdaughter, TinaHolland and husband, Chester, of Opp, Ala.; her brothers andsisters-in-law, Julius R. and Debbie Beard, of Bossier City, La.,and Gary L. and Tammy B. Beard, of McComb; her sister andbrother-in-law, Donis and James Wallace, of Summit; her grandson,Ethan Holland, of Opp; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; andthree very special friends, Sherri, Alice and Angela.

Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. until the timeof the service at 1:30 p.m. at Union Primitive Baptist Church.Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Elders Luke Laird, WayneMyers and Randy Myers will officiate. Pallbearers will be thedeacons of the church. Jones Family Funeral Services is in chargeof arrangements.

John D. Richmond

Services for John D. Richmond, of Brookhaven, are 1 p.m. Monday,Aug. 18, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel on Natchez Drive withburial in Clear Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 9 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m.until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Richmond, 93, died Aug. 16, 2008, at Lawrence County NursingHome. He was born in Mt. Herman, La., on Oct. 31, 1914, to GeorgeB. Richmond and Myra Elizabeth Ellzey.

He was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Clear BranchBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, IrisRichmond.

Survivors are his daughter, Sylvia Smith and husband, Curtis, ofBrookhaven; his sons, John Richmond and wife, Catherine, ofMemphis, Tenn., and James Richmond and wife, Pat, of Prentiss; ninegrandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and14 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Colin Norris Roberts

Services for Colin Norris Roberts, of Wesson, are 1 p.m. Monday,Aug. 18, at New Sight Baptist Church with burial in BeauregardCemetery. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mr. Roberts, 65, went home to be with his Lord and Savior onAug. 15, 2008, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. He was born onJan. 21, 1943, to J. J. Roberts and Bessie Reeves Roberts.

He was retired from Illinois Central Railroad after 35 years ofservice. He was a member of New Sight Baptist Church and lovedserving as Minister of Music there and also at Little BahaliaBaptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brother, LloydJulian Roberts; and his sister, Margie Roberts.

Survivors are his wife of 40 years, Carolyn Hayes Roberts; hissons, Larry Joe Lewis, of Wesson, and Mike Lewis and wife, Darlene,of Brandon; his brothers, Harold Roberts and wife, Francis, ofAlabama; his grandchildren, Drew Lewis of Madison and Anna Lewis ofBrandon; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials or gifts may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 TownCenter Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Anna Ree Robinson

Services for Anna Ree Robinson, of Brookhaven, are 11 a.m.Monday, Aug. 18, at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial in HillcrestCemetery. Tyler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Robinson, 75, died Aug. 14, 2008, at Central MississippiMedical Center in Jackson. She was born in Laurel on Sept. 27,1932, to William Simmons and Eran Nixon Simmons.

She was a hairstylist. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church,where she served as steward, trustee and pastor’s aide.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her sister, DeborahSimmons.

Survivors are her husband, Elige Robinson, of Brookhaven; herdaughter, Gay Havard, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two grandchildren;and one great-grandchild.

Lois Jones Russell

Services for Lois Jones Russell, of Monticello, were 2 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 16, at Monticello Baptist Church with burial inCarmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilson Funeral Home was in chargeof arrangements.

Mrs. Russell, 85, died Aug. 14, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn on Jan. 1, 1923, to Lawrence Milton Jones and Lula BusbyJones. She was a resident of Monticello for the past 55 years andcame from Wayne County.

She was a retired school teacher after 36 years in Wayne County,Monticello High School and Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Shewas a member of Monticello Baptist Church, where she was involvedin the W.M.U. and was teacher of the Faithful Workers Sunday schoolclass. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the LawrenceCounty Historical Society.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Wendell Russell; threebrothers; and two sisters.

Survivors are her son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence and JoRussell, of Beach City, Texas; her daughter and son-in-law,Elizabeth and Kenny Bellande, of Monticello; her brother, the Rev.Mack P. Jones, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Albert Ray Jones, ofClara; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorials or gifts may be made to the Baptist Seaman’s Center orMonticello Baptist Church Missions.